PICT holds monthly rituals on the Saturday evening closest to the Full Moon, starting at 7:00pm.

Our mission is to create a place for Unitarian Universalist Pagans to practice our spirituality in community, and for those who are interested in Paganism and Unitarian Unviersalism to learn and worship with us.

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The Pagan Interest Circle (PICT) Celebrates Both MOON and SUN Rituals This December.


Saturday, December 3 at 7:00pm on ZOOM.

Gather ‘Round in the Darkness of the Night.

Who is the Bringer of the Light?

To honor and keep our connection to PICT’s virtual community, we will ZOOM together on Saturday December 3rd at 7:00pm, for PICT’s monthly Moon Circle, one of four annual virtual rituals we intend to host. To join this ritual, please contact Christine Patch-Lindsay,, for the ZOOM link no later than 3:00pm December 3rd.

We are close to the darkest time of year. The Longest Night is just weeks away and we look forward to the birth of the Child of Light. This evening PICT invites you to cozy ‘round your computer: with (1)a candle or three, maybe (2)something sweet for the Blessing of the Bread. Have a (3)hot beverage handy, to drink in our Magic Circle at the end of our ritual. Be sure to have (4)a special piece of paper and (5)pen ready. Together, we’ll stoke our inner fires and listen to some stories of the Mother, the One Who Comes Before, the Goddesses who are the Bearers and Bringers of the Light.

For more information, contact Betsy Darr at



Saturday, December 17 at 7:00pm IN PERSON in the Martin Luther King Room.

It's YULE!  Deck the Halls and Let’s Be Jolly!   

The Pagan Interest Circle (PICT) hosts a Yule Ritual and Holiday potluck party! Please join us in Ritual, Celebration and (pagan) Song!

Saturday, December 17th we will gather at 7:00pm to anticipate, to celebrate Winter Solstice which arrives this year at 1:47pm PST on December 21st. The Earth's axial tilt is the farthest away from the sun and, for one moment, during the shortest day and the longest winter's night, the sun appears to "stand still". We hold our collective breath. Then, the Pagan Moon Goddess gives birth to the Sun God. The Wheel of the Year turns again. 
Yule! Now the Returning Light holds powerful energy for regeneration, renewal and self-reflection. 
Yule! It is a time for personal awakening. It's a time for celebrating Love. It's Yule! 

The First UU Congregation's Covid-19 Safety Committee now allows vaccinated participants to consume food and beverage in the church building. So everyone brings a dish or non-alcoholic beverage and plenty of Good Cheer to our potluck feast! 

Any questions? Contact Christine Patch-Lindsay at



For over 20 years the Pagan Interest Circle (PICT) of the First Unitarian  Universalist Church Society of San Francisco, a Chapter organization of  CUUPS, has been meeting for monthly Full Moon Rituals on the Saturday evening closest to the Full Moon, and for the solar pagan holidays of Winter Solstice and  Beltane. We are an open circle dedicated to providing ritual space for all respectful families and individuals of any age. Our policy requires that our rituals are clean and sober, drugs, alcohol, fragrance and animal free. Individuals who rely on an animal companion are welcome but will need to secure their animal away from the the ritual room/space.

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New Ritual Calendar for 2022-2023

The following dates are confirmed for the Pagan Interest Circle's new Ritual Calendar. Rituals will be held in the Chapel of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St. at the corner of Geary Blvd. San Francisco CA 94109, unless otherwise notified. At this time we do not have volunteer ritual leaders confirmed for to continue virtual rituals on ZOOM. This could change: I encourage anyone who would like to lead a virtual ritual to step forward! The dates will be the same: just select from the following calendar. 

All dates are on Saturday evenings, 7:00 P.M.  - 9:00 P.M., except for April 30, 2023 which is a Sunday afternoon in the Courtyard.


October 8

November 5

December 3

December 17 -Winter Solstice Ritual Celebration  Thomas Starr King Room


January 7

February 4

March 4

April 8

April 30, Sunday Beltane Maypole Ritual in the Courtyard, 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

May 6

June 3

July 1

August 5

August 26  - Blue Moon Ritual



As Chapter organization of CUUPS, we ask for annual $20 membership dues collected each October at Samhain. All our Rituals are open to all; membership not required. Only members are allowed to vote on issues that may come before the group.

To learn more about CUUPS,

check out the FaceBook page "Covenant of Unitarian  Universalist Pagans- CUUPS".
Or, go to and read the CUUPS blog,  Nature's Sacred Journey: Celebrating UU-Paganism & Earth-Centered Experience.

Have any questions?  

Or, if you no longer wish to receive PICT announcements,

please contact Christine Patch-Lindsay. 

or Text Message to set up a time to talk. 415-424-6964.